Yesterday morning in Greensboro Superior Court, an 18 year old Greensboro woman admitted to her role in the beating death of a 74-year-old man. Our Greensboro Criminal Lawyers examine the case, the nuances involved, and how the outcome will affect her.
The 18 year old plead guilty to accessory after the fact of murder. She was the driver of the vehicle that dropped the two teenage boys off that later beat a 74-year-old man to death with a fire extinguisher.
She was originally offered 6 years in custody pursuant to her murder plea. However, she rejected the plea and a new district attorney was elected in Greensboro before her trial date. The newly elected district attorney offered her the opportunity to get less time.
It was an open plea in front of the honorable Judge Bray, and the courthouse was full of people from all walks of life hoping to help the young lady. Pastors from local churches, including New Light Baptist Church and also the state president of the NAACP were present to support the young 18 year old.
Her Greensboro Criminal Lawyers explained the circumstances that led to the murder, and how she just took her mother’s keys and drove around on ‘joy rides.’ This is what led to her picking up the two teenagers which ultimately later murdered the man.
The judge felt compassion on the young lady and sentenced her to about 6 more months after she had already served 3 years. The young lady has a new outlook on life and after 6 months she’ll finally be able to go home. She has a long road ahead of her, but at least she finally has a chance at freedom and a new beginning.
Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, is a full service law firm consisting of Greensboro Criminal Lawyers, Greensboro Felony Lawyers and Greensboro Murder Lawyers. Turn to our firm for all of your criminal law needs.